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It’s another Saturday during #100DaysOfDisney so it’s time for Saturday Night At The Disney Movies!
I can’t write these posts each week without mentioning Disney’s newest classic – Frozen. The film that has done about a kagillion times better than Disney ever imagined, that has got guests lining up for 5 hours to meet the characters at Walt Disney World, that has spawned lots of song parodies, and that I also think is one of the best movies that they have made. And that’s mainly for the songs, which I believe has always been Disney’s forte!
I’m pretty sure everyone and its mother has seen this movie, but in case you haven’t, here is the basic outline of the plot!
Elsa & Anna are two princesses of the Kingdom of Arendelle. They are the best of friends, but, Elsa, who has got special powers to produce ice and snow and freeze things accidentally injures her sister. Fortunately, Anna can be healed by the Troll King after her parents, the King and Queen take her to them for help. The Troll King warns, that he could do it this time because it wasn’t her heart that was frozen…
Elsa’s parents decide to keep her and Anna separated as they grow up, to hide her powers – conceal, don’t feel…as time goes by, and the girls grow older, the King and Queen go on a sea voyage, from which they never return. This means Elsa has become the Queen and at her coronation party (after the ceremony which goes off without a hitch, which she was really worried about), she and Anna have an argument (after Anna meets and falls in love with Prince Hans). Elsa’s frozen powers are revealed and she runs off into the forest, putting the Kingdom of Arendelle into a deep freeze.
Anna goes after her, leaving Hans to take care of things. She meets Kristoff, an ice seller (yeah, tough biz in the current climate!) and his reindeer Sven. They help Anna to find Elsa and to try and persuade her to unfreeze the kingdom. Along the way they meet Olaf – a talking snowman.
When they find Elsa in her newly constructed ice palace, Anna tells her what she has done, and Elsa doesn’t know how to stop her powers. She lashes out and freezes Anna in the heart…Kristoff takes her to the Trolls, and the King tells them that the only thing that will fix it, is an act of true love. Without that, Anna will become frozen solid forever…
You really have to watch now to find out what happens next!
Statistics & Trivia…
- released in 2013
- 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series
- inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen
- the characters of Hans, Kristof, Anna and Sven are all named after Hans Christian Andersen. Say the names quickly in sequence and hear the similarity.
- it was met with widespread acclaim from critics and audiences, and some film critics considered Frozen to be the best Disney animated feature film and musical since the studio’s renaissance era
- it accumulated over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue
- it ranks as the highest-grossing animated film of all time, the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film of 2013
- won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”), the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, five Annie Awards (including Best Animated Feature), and two Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (“Let It Go”)
- similar to Tangled, Frozen employed a unique artistic style by blending features of both computer-generated imagery (CGI) and traditional hand-drawn animation together
- Frozen was translated and dubbed into 41 languages
- when the gates open during “For The First Time in Forever,” there is a cameo of Rapunzel and Eugene (Flynn) from Tangled
- over 24 minutes of the film is dedicated to musical sequences.
- Kristen Bell – Anna
- Idina Menzel – Elsa
- Jonathan Groff – Kristoff
- Josh Gad – Olaf
- Santino Fontana – Hans
- Alan Tudyk – Duke of Weselton
- Ciarán Hinds – Grand Pabbie the Troll King
- Chris Williams – Oaken
- Maia Wilson – Bulda, a troll
- Maurice LaMarche –King of Arendelle
- Jennifer Lee – Queen of Arendelle
Why I Love Frozen…
- Olaf – he’s a snowman and he likes warm hugs! Plus he’s funny and super cute!
- Elsa’s dress – when she runs away and decides to construct herself an ice castle, she also changes her dress and it is GORGEOUS!
- Elsa’s Castle – her castle is also gorgeous. I have a thing for icy backdrops!
- Anna – she’s so damn feisty and loveable!
- The twist – I wasn’t expecting it!
- The songs – so many great tracks – Do You Want To Build A Snowman, Love Is An Open Door, In Summer!
- Idina Menzel – I loved her in Wicked, I love her in this – her voice is just stunning!
- And because of this song – it has such a powerful message and it makes me cry!
Day 62 of #100DaysOfDisney is done – 38 to go!
Come back tomorrow for another Disney related blog post!
Posts in the #100DaysOfDisney Series…
Disney Make It Monday | Tasty Tuesday | Wednesday Around The World | Theme Park Thursday | Disney Fashion Friday & Disney Merchandise | Saturday Night at the Disney Movies | Disney Sunday Sounds